Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
As a self-proclaimed nerd, I felt that this book spoke to me. It provides practical advise dressed up in nerdy concepts (leveling up, character sheets etc.) which makes it fun to look at the grind.
I have a child with Aspergers and I am going to use this book as the basis for a social and life skills curriculum for her. The humor in this book will keep most nerd teens engaged as they pick up valuable info. I listened with headphones on while cleaning my house, and almost scared my wife with my cackling when the author suddenly told his brain to "f--k off!" Way to go, Chris.
Dang it Chris! I got sucked into your world again! Why must your words be so wise and delivery so entertaining? ?? Curse you and your sultry voice! I have other things to read you know! Side note, you're awesome
Awesome narration by the author and hoards of valuable information. Of all of the similar books and audio books I have read, this has been the most valuable by far!
I'm just this guy, you know?
Chris Hardwick is a nerd. If you're a nerd, too, then this book is a perfect match of content and audience.
Knowing nerds and geeks and others of the tribe, Hardwick has written a book that will not only appeal to nerds, but motivate them in a way other books about self improvement won't. He speaks the language and leverages some of the shared culture to do it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with one caveat. In certain sections, especially the exercises, narration wasn't the best way to absorb the material. The content itself, the narration and the production, were all top notch.
To quote the old movie, "I am a nerd." Thus, this book was - mostly - talking to me. One key thing, I'm not a "creative" in that I'm a singer, actor, cartoonist, or another of the usual nerd creative sub-species. I create computer programs but that's not really the focus here.
Life aspects about self-criticism, attention to detail, some social disfunction, do all speak to me. So the book is useful in some ways. So use it as hints and it'll be good. If it speaks directly to your life, great.
The author's style was quick and breezy, odd to say an audio book is "conversational" but it is. The performance was clearly heart-felt and would not have been appropriate if someone else had read it. This is a personal book and meant to be "shared among friends."
Great audio book and very well read by the author. It didn't feel like he was reading a book which is really what I look for with an audio book.
I'm a nerd from way back so I connected a lot with the references sprinkled throughout this out of the ordinary "self-help" book. Definitely worth a listen!